Why Should I Choose Dr. Morton?
The human face is a composite of many complicated structures. When considering a surgeon for reconstructive or cosmetic surgery you deserve to know you are getting the best available! Ophthalmic facial plastic surgeons take a minimum of six years to train following graduation from medical school.
After mastering the microscopic surgical skills necessary to repair damage within the eye they will go on to compete for rigorous 2 year fellowships in ophthalmic facial plastic surgery. This intense training is dedicated exclusively to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, facial bones, tearing system, forehead, face and neck. Before becoming recognized as Fellows of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) they must pass a lengthy written test and oral examination. No other cosmetic or reconstructive specialty dedicates more exclusive training to these vital facial structures. Having first developed microsurgical skills as eye surgeons, there are none who are more meticulous as cosmetic facial surgeons.
The eye is the "Quarterback" of the face. Any surgical procedure, whether reconstructive or cosmetic, must be designed to first protect the QB. Poorly planned eyelid and facial surgery can leave the eye exposed setting the patient up for years of debilitating discomfort and vision changes. No cosmetic surgeon understands this better than one also trained as an eye surgeon.
Dr. Morton understands these principles and is frequently referred patients for the correction of surgical complications. After completing his fellowship training at the University of Michigan he completed a 24 year career in the United States Navy, serving as head of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic surgery at both the National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda, Maryland) and the Naval Medical Center San Diego. His reconstructive talents were never more challenged than by the many war wounded evacuated from front line assignments. To maintain and further develop his surgical abilities, Dr. Morton has been active in surgical humanitarian missions to remote and underserved areas of the world. To date he has completed 18 missions.
You will have many questions about your surgical options. Dr. Morton will take the time necessary to provide you with the sense of comfort and trust so crucial to the doctor-patient relationship. He will insure that you have a realistic and accurate understanding of what to expect from any surgical plan long before you arrive in the operating room. Our goal is to provide you with an honest and comfortable experience. One that you will be proud to share with others.